Barred Rock over cx hen OR cornish hen

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickenheadmate, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

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    Does anyone have a picture of this cross?
     
  2. puffypoo

    puffypoo Free Ranging

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    CX typically don't live long enough to breed, unfortunately. Cornish perhaps...
    This might come in handy.
     
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  3. Geena

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    I put a blue Orpington rooster over a cornishX hen and got this blue barred cockerel. You might get something like him. But I believe my cornishX was recessive white, as I got all colored chicks out of that mix. Others who have crossed cornishXs seem to get mostly white chicks.
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  4. Chickenheadmate

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    Where did you get your Cx from?
    I want to breed a BR roo over a cx or cornish hen. After that, I'd like to mate the same roo to his daughters. Hopefully they would look a lot like Barred Rocks.
     
  5. Chickenheadmate

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    That's a really good looking boy there!You plan on breeding to his sisters that look like him?
     
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  6. Mosey2003

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    I know someone many years ago used some of the Ross 500 blood in his standard Barred Rocks, to get the size up. I think you'll get a mix of barred and white and maybe other colors if the hen was recessive, and within a few generations should be back to all barred again, if done well.
     
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  7. Chickenheadmate

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    Would you suggest starting with a BR roo from a breeder? Or does it not matter since I'll be crossing it anyway?

     
  8. Mosey2003

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    I really dunno, depends on what you want to do.
     
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  9. Chickenheadmate

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    Dual purpose breed with some help as far as weight goes
     
  10. Mosey2003

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    If you're gonna use a Cornish X, just get a big hatchery cock. They mature faster.
     

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